Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break. ~William Shakespeare
Shakespeare himself would be overcome by the enormity of the tragedy that Poland faces today. Within hours, the brightest minds and most committed public servants, along with the ranks of courageous Polish past leaders, perished in a burst of flame over the very forest where they came to mourn the tragic historic loss of 20,000 soldiers to Russian secret forces. If ever a land was cursed and haunted by the unforgivable deaths and haunting tragedy, it is this one.
People lined the streets, a total psychic earthquake; all the leaders of thought and behavior of their culture lost to them in an instant. You couldn’t even grasp the enormity of that in fiction–how could this level of loss for so many be real? And if it is real, and anything I said yesterday about the fact that we are all one, then the loss of this brilliance is shared by the world. When this much light is irretrievably lost, all at once, it reverberates in all of us.
The list of the losses is so great and cuts so deeply into the fabric of both the history and the present of a nation that it seems like it must be fiction. Not only every single current military leader, but the survivors of those who perished years ago now joined their dead. All those that had forged new levels of peace and cooperation, including their current president, were on board.
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